Herold Bohemian Black Lager | Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.
Czech Republic | website

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-01-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
100
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of thesyko56
3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark black color. With a one finger brown head.

S: Smell of roasted malt and chocolate.

T: Toasted malt with some coffee undertones. Slightly sweet.

M: Medium body and nice carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. Good representation of the style..

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Photo of rastaman
3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like burnt raisin toast, failry sweet raisiny start, with a burnt, but not roasty finish, some mollasses i there and a slight bitterness. Somehow, i expected a lot more, but in saying that, theres nothing wrong with this, a little sweet if anything..

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured crystal clear black with a ruby highlight. The head was tan, moussy, and fell slowly to both coat and lace the glass.

The aroma was chocolate, coffee and caramel. Actually a very well done aroma for a Schwarzbier.

The flavor was not anything like the aroma. The chocolate flavors were masked by a harsh molasses and coffee flavor. The harshness was on the verge of becoming astringent. No sweetness existed in the flavor, only harsh dark grain bitterness.

The finish was dry with lasting harsh coffee and bitter dark grain harshness. The body was medium light and a bit watery.

16.9 ounce bottle. Says Schwarzbier on the label. Says Schwarzbier in the aroma. Says skip it in the flavor.

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Photo of BenConnery
1.48/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tasted as part of a Weatherspoons beer festival.
Pours a lovely looking black colour, the head did not last.

This was a pretty awful beer. I was expecting so much more but perhaps the keg had problems I don't know. It was flat and warm without the flavours and aromas that should a room temperature beer should have.
Some chocolate hints I suppose but to be honest I could barely finish half my pint of this one.
I've seen some reviews here that say this was a very nice beer so perhaps it was storage or transport problems but I hated it.

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Herold Bohemian Black Lager from Pivovar Herold Březnice A.s.
88 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.
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